Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
17.10.51
RD
2STL
2STL
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HORNCHURCH STATION - Station Lane - Hornchurch - Butts Green Road - Ardleigh Green Road - Squirrels Heath Road - Gubbins Lane - Harold Wood Station - Station Road - Avenue Road - Main Road - Gooshays Drive - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE

Taken from1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


28.10.53
RD
2STL
2STL
--

HORNCHURCH STATION - - Gooshays Drive - North Hill Drive - Whitchurch Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Harold Hill to Noak Hill

19.05.54
RD
4RT
3RT
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HORNCHURCH STATION - Gooshays Drive - North Hill Drive - Whitchurch Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive ( Mon Sat ) or North Hill Drive - Noak Hill Road - Straight Road - Main Road - Upper Brentwood Road - Station Road - GIDEA PARK STATION (Mon-Fri peaks / Sat 1200 -1400)
Mon-Fri peaks and Sat journeys extended from Noak Hill to Gidea Park Station.
STL replaced by RT.


Taken from1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

13.06.66
RD
4RT
3RT
--

HORNCHURCH STATION ( Mon-Sat )  -  NOAK HILL Tees Drive  ( Mon-Sat )  - GIDEA PARK STATION ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat journeys )
See times below



18.07.70
RD
6RT
2RT
--

HORNCHURCH STATION - - NOAK HILL Tees Drive (MS) - GIDEA PARK STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday journeys withdrawn between Noak Hill and Gidea Park Station.


RT2573 is seen heading along Ardleigh Green Road in Hornchurch on its way over to Tees Drive in Noak Hill as RD32 on the 246. 
Already it's a warm morning with most windows open to the breeze, including all three at the front. 
Its still sparkling fro its repaint just three months earlier, but the via blind, however, is suffering from acute droop, having come loose on its rollers. 

 

© Malcolm Allan


18.11.72
RD
6DMS
3DMS
--

GIDEA PARK STATION  -  HORNCHURCH STATION
Converted to double deck OPO.

DMS462

 

DMS462 Straight Road, Harold Hill

© John Parkin


04.12.78
RD31+
5T
3T
--

GIDEA PARK STATION  -  HORNCHURCH STATION
DMS type replaced by Titans.

25.07.81
RD31+
5LS
3LS
--

GIDEA PARK STATION  -  HORNCHURCH STATION
Converted to single deck Leyland National.

28.11.81
RD31+
8LS
6LS
--

UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road - Front Lane - St Mary's Road - (double run via Station Road) Upminster Station - St Mary's Lane - Upminster Bridge Stn - Hornchurch - then as before to HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS)
Mon-Fri peaks journeys ran from Hornchurch Station to Harold Hill
.
Sat shopping hours service operated between Hornchurch Garage and Upminster Park Estate
Withdrawn between Harold Hill and Noak Hill / Gidea Park Station - this section replaced by 247A

04.09.82
RD31+
LS ex 244
LS ex 244
LS ex 244

UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road -
Front Lane - St Mary's Road - (double run via Station Road) Upminster Station - St Mary's Lane - Upminster Bridge Stn - Hornchurch - HAROLD WOOD STATION (Sun afts) - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS)
Sunday afternoon service introduced between Upminster Park Estate and Harold Wood Station.


21.06.86
RD31+
8LS#
3LS
2LS

UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road - - HAROLD WOOD STATION (MS evgs/Sun afts) - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS except evgs)
Mon-Fri evgs withdrawn between Harold Wood Station and Harold Hill.

15.08.87
RD31+
8LS#
3LS
2LS

UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE - HAROLD WOOD STATION (MS evgs/Sun afts) - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive(MS except evgs) - HAROLD HILL LOOP (Mon-Fri peaks)
Buses starting from Harold Hill ( Gooshays Drive
) rerouted during Mon-Fri am peaks via North Hill Drive - Noak Hill Road - Straight Road and Hilldene Avenue. Buses terminating in the pm peak did the same loop before terminating at the Gooshays Drive roundabout.

24.09.88
EB
sd
sd
sd

HAROLD HILL LOOP - Gooshays Drive - Harold Wood Station - Hornchurch - Upminster Station - Corbets Tey Road - CORBETS TEY Huntsman and Hounds (Mon-Fri peaks) or school journeys via St Mary's Lane - Front Lane to CRANHAM Moor Lane
Operated by Ensignbus
Withdrawn between Upminster and Upminster Eark Estate and diverted to Corbets Tey with some journeys to Cranham - withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks and all day Saturday.
Withdrawn section between Hornchurch and Harold Hill replaced by new 256.

First Capital 276 Hornchurch

09.09.92
EB
sd
sd
sd

EASTERN AVENUE Mawney Road (Mon-Fri jny each peak) - Collier Row - Chase Cross - Noak Hill - HAROLD HILL LOOP - - CORBETS TEY Huntsman and Hounds (Mon-Fri peaks) or school journeys via St Mary's Lane - Front Lane to CRANHAM Moor Lane

Extracted from allocation book dated 31.10.92

24.10.92
CC
sd
sd
sd

EASTERN AVENUE Mawney Road ( Mon-Fri jny each peak ) - HAROLD HILL LOOP - CRANHAM Moor Lane (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Upminster and Corbets Tey

First Capital 739 Hornchurch

09.11.92
CC
sd
sd
sd

EASTERN AVENUE Mawney Road (Mon-Fri jny each peak) - HAROLD HILL LOOP - - CORBETS TEY (Mon-Fri peaks) or school journeys via St Mary's Lane - Front Lane to CRANHAM Moor Lane
Corbets Tey journeys reinstated.

Taken from1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

27.09.96
Last day of operation.<  

 

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Hornchurch Town Centre ?

FL Ensignbus
Changeover point Hornchurch Town Centre ?